Meet Jennie Row (IAS Faculty Fellow, Spring 2021), working on her second book in progress, The Body Perfect: the Aesthetics of Ableism in the Francophone Early Modern World, which explores how able bodiedness and disability became—crucially—racialized and gendered in the early modern period.
This month, IAS Fellows past and present used their expertise to inform stories about the significant drop in life expectancy for the Black population; how video and audio from the January 6 insurrection created new publics; the new facial recognition ban in Minneapolis; and more.
We are delighted to announce the IAS Residential Faculty Fellows for 2021–2022. Faculty fellows spend a semester in residence at the IAS. Together with our Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows, they constitute a supportive interdisciplinary intellectual community.
Meet Rachel Hardeman (IAS Faculty Fellow, Fall 2020), working on a project that explores the over-policing of Black female bodies at the intersections of: police violence, in health care delivery resulting in maternal mortality and morbidity and in abortion access and the restrictive policies sweeping the country on reproductive health outcomes for Black mothers.